I love white, but what I love even more than white is antiqued! I'm a sucker for anything tarnished, worn-in or patina. I also love getting excited about an old, unused piece after turning it into a "new" creation.
This is a Before & After in two ways. Not only did I turn a tablecloth into a vest, I also tea dyed it along with some lace.
Yesterday, this was just a pile of lacy items sitting in a box, and today it is a fresh piece of life waiting to be paraded around in all of it's one-of-a-kindness! Okay, so I got a little excited about this lace vest...
Tea dying is a simple process. All I used was a large pot of boiling water and 20 tea bags. After the water reached a boil, I turned off the burner and added the tea bags, steeping in the hot water for 15 minutes and then removing. After that, I added the lace ribbon and table cloth, making sure they were fully soaked and covered by the tea. I then let it sit for 3 hours (more or less depending on the darkness you want to achieve). Next, I took my pot of goodies outside, rang them out and hung to dry! Viola! Easy, fun, and oh-so rewarding!
Remember: The garment will appear darker when wet, and tea dyeing is not completely permanent. It will fade during washing.